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If you live in Northern Ireland, go to Universal Credit in Northern Ireland.
You might get an extra amount of Universal Credit if you have a health condition or disability that prevents you from working or preparing for work.
If your first or only child was born before 6 April 2017 you will receive a slightly higher amount for that child of £277.08 per month.
You will not be paid a child element for a third or subsequent child born on or after 6 April 2017, unless an exception applies. If you have three or more children, check if you qualify for an exception to the Two Child Limit.
Getting the Carer’s Element of Universal Credit might affect the benefits of the person you care for.
See our Universal Credit - Work Capability Assessment information.
If you’ve already made a claim, you’ll need to report this as a change of circumstances.
Once you’ve done this, you’ll find out if you need to have a Work Capability Assessment.
You’ll get extra money if you have limited capability for work and work related activity.
You don’t need to look for work or prepare for work.